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Actors/Actresses who should fire their agents

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:11 pm
by Vegeta
Thought of this while in a different post. Kinda of a whatever happened too, what were you thinking... ect?

John Travolta - Battle Field Earth, Be Cool
Rick Moranis - Did he die or something? He used to be a comic go to in the 80's.
Chevy Chase - Last 15 years...

Throw out some others... rebuttles... discuss

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:13 pm
by thomasgaffney
The agent who hires actresses right after they win an Oscar and puts them in superhero/action movies should be shot.

Look what he/she did to Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted/Tomb Raider), Halle Berry (Monster's Ball/Catwoman) and Charlize Theron (Monster/Aeon Flux)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:15 pm
by Chairman Kaga
What about Foxx in Stealth right after Ray?

Of course Travolta's agent wasn't the reason he did Battlefield Earth his "faith" was the reason..

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:22 pm
by thomasgaffney
Chairman Kaga wrote:What about Foxx in Stealth right after Ray?


What about Cuba Gooding Jr in Rat Race, Boat Trip, or Snow Dogs after Jerry Maguire?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:22 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
STEVE MARTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lovely thread idea BTW Vegata.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:23 pm
by Ribbons
Jeff Bridges. The guy's one of the greatest American actors and he's consistently trapped in fussy prestige pictures that usually suck.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:25 pm
by Vegeta
STEVE MARTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


well, you gave me the idea!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:26 pm
by Vegeta
Of course Travolta's agent wasn't the reason he did Battlefield Earth his "faith" was the reason..


True, but shouldn't someone have talked him down from that.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:28 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Jeff Bridges is every Casting Director's favourite second choice for leading man roles.

Sorry Vegata. Not only did my Steve Martin inspire you to start this thread without me knowing it, but Steve Martin landed back in here again after you started it.

He's come full circle, he's such an obvious name for you subject. Now I feel completely unoriginal in coming up with any other actor that needs to sack their agent.

PS. Sorry about what I said back to you in the EFBR. I take it you knew it was a joke, but with all my jokes today being taken the wrong way by people (ie celebrity prank calls annoying my friends all day instead of making them laugh), I'm left feeling paranoid about what people think of me.

PPS. Doh, only after typing this post, did I read 'well, you gave me the idea' from you. Even my apology is our of place!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:29 pm
by thomasgaffney
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:I'm left feeling paranoid about what people think of me.


Don't be paranoid. No one likes you.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:31 pm
by Vegeta
PS. Sorry about what I said back to you in the EFBR. I take it you knew it was a joke, but with all my jokes today being taken the wrong way by people (ie celebrity prank calls annoying my friends all day instead of making them laugh), I'm left feeling paranoid about what people think of me.


Fear not, I have quite thick skin. :twisted:

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:33 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Bluebottle tried to copy and take the piss out of my Sig pic. I've been feelign paranoid all day.

John Travolta and Battlefield Earth is full of irony. It was based on the novel that Phillp K Dick write - who is the inventor of Scientology, which is all about making a success of your life. Now seeing as both stars are members of this Church, you would have thought that this film would be a total example of how Scientology works.

But seeing as it was one of the biggest Box Office and critical disasters ever, and has made JT's career go downhill ever since...... well you do the math.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:39 pm
by havocSchultz
eddie murphy... didn't he used to be funny...

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:39 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
No.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:41 pm
by thomasgaffney
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:John Travolta and Battlefield Earth is full of irony. It was based on the novel that Phillp K Dick wrote


Don't you mean L. Ron Hubbard?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:43 pm
by Gheorghe Zamfir
Actually I think Travolta needs to thank his agent, I'm guessing he's pretty much the only reason the guy was able to maintain a career long enough for Tarantino to come in and save him, and he's probably the only thing keeping Travolta away from the Cruise like antics we saw this year after Cruise fired his agent in favor of his sister (and I'm guessing Battlefield Earth happened in spite of Travolta's agent rather than because of).

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:46 pm
by The Garbage Man
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Bluebottle tried to copy and take the piss out of my Sig pic. I've been feelign paranoid all day.

John Travolta and Battlefield Earth is full of irony. It was based on the novel that Phillp K Dick write - who is the inventor of Scientology, which is all about making a success of your life. Now seeing as both stars are members of this Church, you would have thought that this film would be a total example of how Scientology works.

But seeing as it was one of the biggest Box Office and critical disasters ever, and has made JT's career go downhill ever since...... well you do the math.


L. Ron Hubbard, noted author, spiritual guru, and all-around crazy person, wrote Battlefield Earth and founded Scientology.

Not PKD.

And frankly, you should be slapped for confusing the two. How could you, sir?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:47 pm
by thomasgaffney
The Garbage Man wrote:And frankly, you should be slapped for confusing the two. How could you, sir?


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:47 pm
by TonyWilson
Jude Law

Matthew McCougheny

Halle Berry (oh wait!)

Fanke Janssen

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:48 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
thomasgaffney wrote:
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:John Travolta and Battlefield Earth is full of irony. It was based on the novel that Phillp K Dick wrote


Don't you mean L. Ron Hubbard?


Yeah. I've been having a headache all day. I knew it weren't K Dick 'cos he's dead, but said so anyway, so that someone like yourself could correct me.

Plus it brought the debacle of John Travolta more attention too.

I noticed he seemed to have fired his agent that wrote a clause into every of his films, that he had to dance really badly at least once in every of them.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:50 pm
by magicmonkey
thomasgaffney wrote:
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:John Travolta and Battlefield Earth is full of irony. It was based on the novel that Phillp K Dick wrote


Don't you mean L. Ron Hubbard?


I think thats Kirks humour bursting forth again. He's a devil like that.


EDIT:Ooops, maybe no this time... Still, I found it funny...

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:51 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
The Garbage Man wrote:
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Bluebottle tried to copy and take the piss out of my Sig pic. I've been feelign paranoid all day.

John Travolta and Battlefield Earth is full of irony. It was based on the novel that Phillp K Dick write - who is the inventor of Scientology, which is all about making a success of your life. Now seeing as both stars are members of this Church, you would have thought that this film would be a total example of how Scientology works.

But seeing as it was one of the biggest Box Office and critical disasters ever, and has made JT's career go downhill ever since...... well you do the math.


L. Ron Hubbard, noted author, spiritual guru, and all-around crazy person, wrote Battlefield Earth and founded Scientology.

Not PKD.

And frankly, you should be slapped for confusing the two. How could you, sir?


Vegata's thread. Vegata gets to slap. Not any of you wusses.. awight!!!

Famke Jennsen... You What!!??!?!?!?

Oh, for not doing enough kit off sexy roles. Oh, I'm with ya now.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:26 pm
by TheBaxter
Tom Cruise. Oh wait, he did fire his agent... or his publicist... whatever, they're all pod people anyway.

Re: Actors/Actresses who should fire their agents

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:41 pm
by bluebottle
Vegeta wrote:Rick Moranis - Did he die or something? He used to be a comic go to in the 80's.


Rick Moranis is semi-retired. He chose to spend time with his family. He refuses to be on camera now, only doing the occasional phone interview.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:44 pm
by bluebottle
kirks, i think you're awesome.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:46 pm
by burlivesleftnut
thomasgaffney wrote:
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:I'm left feeling paranoid about what people think of me.


Don't be paranoid. No one likes you.


HAHAhHAhhaaaahahHAHhAH

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:09 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
I'm glad I've given you pleasure. :cry:

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:14 pm
by Crayotic Rockwell
I would say Robert De Niro but i think at this stage, he likes sitting around the house in stained underwear playing with Meet The Parents money

Re: Actors/Actresses who should fire their agents

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:31 pm
by The Garbage Man
Bluebottle wrote:
Vegeta wrote:Rick Moranis - Did he die or something? He used to be a comic go to in the 80's.


Rick Moranis is semi-retired. He chose to spend time with his family. He refuses to be on camera now, only doing the occasional phone interview.


Lately he's been busy recording an album.











A country music album.















You heard me.

You can hear "It's the Champagne Talkin'" at IGN FilmForce.

Re: Actors/Actresses who should fire their agents

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:55 pm
by ZombieZoneSolutions
The Garbage Man wrote:
Bluebottle wrote:
Vegeta wrote:Rick Moranis - Did he die or something? He used to be a comic go to in the 80's.


Rick Moranis is semi-retired. He chose to spend time with his family. He refuses to be on camera now, only doing the occasional phone interview.


Lately he's been busy recording an album.


A country music album.


You heard me.

You can hear "It's the Champagne Talkin'" at IGN FilmForce.



from SCTV to Ghostbusters to the cut out bin at WalMart. whatta life.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:00 pm
by Vegeta
Image

That is hysterical!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:04 pm
by ZombieZoneSolutions
Thanks!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:42 pm
by Shane
Brad Pitt lately

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:48 pm
by Coldfire24
I think that Jason Statham's agent might actually hate him.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:58 pm
by The Garbage Man
Between Transporter 2 and Dungeon Seige - oh, I'm sorry, I mean "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Seige Tale" - I think you're probably right.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:17 pm
by Spoon AZ
Colin Farrell- has he ever been more than a supporting character in a good movie? And he's how famous?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:24 pm
by WilliamMcGuire
Frankly, it's easier to mistake LRH for PKD than one would think. Both men's early pulp sci-fi stuff is very similar.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:26 pm
by buster00
Chris O'Donnell fits with thomasgaffney's "superhero" observation. The guy goes from Golden Globe nominee (Scent of a Woman) to...ROBIN.

And from there to...what was that show that lasted about three weeks? My point exactly.

(*shudder*)...Robin, indeed.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:37 pm
by BobGobbler
I can't believe this thread went this long without Ewan McGregor.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:57 pm
by Neo Zeed
Ryan Reynolds!!! He should multilate his agent :twisted:

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:11 am
by zombieslayer
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:I'm glad I've given you pleasure. :cry:


Anyone else feel awkward that Kirks is talking about pleasuring bluebottle in an open forum?
Please don't ban me! lol.
Also, Cruise fired his sister/publicist, right? Is his career just a lost cause now that everyone knows he's a wacko?
I really want that Rick Moranis album now, and I don't like country music...

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:48 am
by Agent Alonzo
David Hasselhoff still hasn't got an Oscar... I think he needs to get an agent who can get him the parts that will being him the gold...

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:05 pm
by DrillerKiller
Dan Ackroyd. Where the fuck did he go anyway?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:15 pm
by DanielSan
Meg Ryan. Her career has been in a steady downward spiral since "When Harry Met Sally."

"In the Cut" and "Kate & Leopold." Gimme a break.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:19 pm
by havocSchultz
i really think elisha cuthbert should fire her agent cause he won't even let me get the script to my latest opus to her (and by opus i mean an epic re-telling of Porky's set in the 1980's where she plays every single female in the movie - even the nasty gym coach in the shower... she would also play every single male character in the movie...) aw hell... it was just gonna be me and a camera... i already had a hole cut into the shower wall...

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:32 pm
by Vegeta
Meg Ryan. Her career has been in a steady downward spiral since "When Grande Rojo Met Sally."

"In the Cut" and "Kate & Leopold." Gimme a break.


Yeah, her career is definetly circling the drain

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:34 pm
by Vegeta
I really think elisha cuthbert should fire her agent cause he won't even let me get the script to my latest opus to her (and by opus i mean an epic re-telling of Porky's set in the 1980's where she plays every single female in the movie - even the nasty gym coach in the shower... she would also play every single male character in the movie...) aw hell... it was just gonna be me and a camera... i already had a hole cut into the shower wall...

I'd pay too see that flick!

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Mmmm... Elisha Cuthbert

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:39 pm
by asphyx
Vegeta wrote:
I really think elisha cuthbert should fire her agent cause he won't even let me get the script to my latest opus to her (and by opus i mean an epic re-telling of Porky's set in the 1980's where she plays every single female in the movie - even the nasty gym coach in the shower... she would also play every single male character in the movie...) aw hell... it was just gonna be me and a camera... i already had a hole cut into the shower wall...

I'd pay too see that flick!

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Mmmm... Elisha Cuthbert


ME TOO!!! :D

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:43 pm
by CthulhuKid
BobGobbler Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:37 pm Post subject:

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I can't believe this thread went this long without Ewan McGregor.


Umm... WHA????

Travolta's agent didn't keep him in anything before Tarantino resureccted him. Wasn't he was instructed to turn Down American Gigolo? Among others?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:45 pm
by havocSchultz
asphyx wrote:
Vegeta wrote:
I really think elisha cuthbert should fire her agent cause he won't even let me get the script to my latest opus to her (and by opus i mean an epic re-telling of Porky's set in the 1980's where she plays every single female in the movie - even the nasty gym coach in the shower... she would also play every single male character in the movie...) aw hell... it was just gonna be me and a camera... i already had a hole cut into the shower wall...

I'd pay too see that flick!

Image

Mmmm... Elisha Cuthbert


ME TOO!!! :D


ya... damn straight we'd all pay to the see that... it could be big - cutthroat island big... see...

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